Joan Frances Flanagan

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Elucidating the mechanism of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling is one of the largest challenges in the field of gene regulation. One of the missing pieces in understanding this process is detailed structural information on the enzymes that catalyze the remodeling reactions. Here we use a combination of subunit radio-iodination and scanning transmission(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is performed routinely as an outpatient surgical procedure despite few studies of patient acceptance or postoperative patient analgesia. This study reports the first series of postoperative femoral nerve blocks as analgesia for outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The authors retrospectively(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is associated with significant postoperative pain, usually requiring parenteral narcotics. A prospective study of arthroscopically assisted autograft patellar tendon ACLR was initiated using Winnie's "three-in-one" femoral nerve block (FNB) as the primary means of postoperative pain control. Patient(More)
We describe a new rat model of autoimmune diabetes that arose in a major histocompatibility complex congenic LEW rat. Spontaneous diabetes in LEW.1WR1 rats (RT1(u/u/a)) occurs with a cumulative frequency of approximately 2% at a median age of 59 days. The disease is characterized by hyperglycemia, glycosuria, ketonuria, and polyuria. Both sexes are(More)
To examine the differences between spontaneous and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes, four parallel studies were performed; three studies of diabetes-prone BB (BBDP/Wor) rats maintained for 8, 16, and 32 weeks and one study of STZ-injected diabetes-resistant BB (BBDR/Wor) rats maintained for 32 weeks. Each diabetic study has three groups of rats: a(More)
Congenic and inbred strains of rats offer researchers invaluable insight into the etiopathogenesis of diabetes and associated complications. The inbred Bio-Breeding Zucker diabetic rat (BBZDR)/Wor rat strain is a relatively new and emerging model of type 2 diabetes. This strain was created by classical breeding methods used to introgress the defective(More)